1 dead after train and truck collide

ROBERTS, Wis. - Sheriff's deputies and Union Pacific rail investigators are gathering evidence at a crossing near Roberts, Wis. after a man was killed when a train collided with his truck on Monday.

The Union Pacific train was en route from Chicago to St. Paul at about 10:50 a.m. when it ran into the sanitation truck at the 150th Street crossing. The driver was pronounced dead on the scene.

A spokesman for Union Pacific says the crossing has a non-active warning device, but adds that there is additional signage posted at the crossing reminding motorists of their responsibility to yield.

The railroad is offering employees who were aboard the train counseling to deal with the catastrophic event.

The truck belonged to Tri-County Sanitation based in Hudson, Wis. The name of the driver is not being released pending notification of family.


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